What we do!
Your local Sign, Print & Display Company
Our services cover a wide range of signage, graphics and print media, which include: Shop signage, indoor/outdoor displays, health & safety signs, digital displays, business cards, vehicle wrapping, brochures, promotional banners, motorsport graphics, stickers and more. Please see our portfolio for examples.The areas which we supply signs, print media and vehicle graphics to include: Portadown, Craigavon, Lurgan, Armagh, Richhill, Markethill, Banbridge, Dungannon and Newry.
Print & Display
How We Started AP Signs Print & Display
Our founder Andrew Hearst has always been fascinated by letters. His O-level art project based on calligraphy is still on display at his school. After working over the summer with a local sign writer Ivan Pearson he decided to go back to college and do A-level art. In 1987 he went to Preston University to study graphic design and after graduating returned home. Unfortunately, there weren’t many opportunities for designers at that time and he took a job with a leading sign company.
AP Signs is Born
After a year and a chance conversation, Andrew Hearst signs was born in 1999. Like many small businesses they started out working in a small room and garage from home. 10 years later and with a new business partner Peter Rooney, the decision was made to move into business premises and AP Signs was born.
AP Signs gets its first premises
We move into our first business premises, originally based at the Carn Industrial Estate in Portadown
AP Signs goes online
In 2012, AP Signs gets our first website and online presence. Our website proves popular with local customers and consistently ranks at the top of Google search results. The majority of our loyal customers find us through our website, or word-of-mouth.
Fast-forward to now
Fast forward to now, and we are working with some of the most progressive thinking companies throughout the UK and our product range has expanded to the point where we can print onto almost any material. From our humble beginnings with a brush and a tin of paint we can now wrap vans or print signs to any size you can imagine. AP is an agile, versatile printing business that isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo. We are always adapting and evolving, continuously looking for ways to innovate and exceed the expectations of our customers.
Looking to the Future :
AP love challenges, and we have some amazing ground-breaking ideas for how our printing solutions can benefit our clients going forward. With the much-needed reduction in plastic – which our industry is a major user, the need to print differently will become even more important as climate change and the environment heads towards some important business decisions.
To offer a true green solution, print products need to have zero effect on the environment after use. This is the value of A.P. and our product stewardship scheme allows us to take many of our products back at the end of their life and recycle them, preventing waste from entering landfill.
At A.P we aim to push the boundaries of technology and creativity, to evolve key printing solutions to some of the most pressing visual communication needs that both businesses and local government are going to face over the coming years.